NEWLY CREATED POSITION:

ArCaS Support Coordinator

*  Initially a 1-year contract

*  20+ hours per week 

*  Salary to be agreed

*  Location: Arran


ABOUT US: Arran Cancer Support Trust is a registered charity that has, for over 30 years, helped people on Arran impacted by cancer. We are looking to recruit our first ever Support Coordinator, a post that will be public-facing and instrumental in increasing our visibility, developing our fundraising and knitting our services together. 


ABOUT YOU: Are you a well-motivated individual who is passionate about providing first class support to cancer patients, their families, and carers on Arran? Have you the confidence and aptitude to develop and deliver successful fundraising initiatives? Are you able to establish strong collaborative working relationships with support services within ArCaS and with clinical and other support services?


NEXT STEPS: If you answered yes, then we want to hear from you! Please email arcassecretary@gmail.com with a paragraph or two about why you are interested in the post and we will send you a job description so that you can make a formal application. 

 

NEWS IN 2022.

We began the year with a new chairperson, David Penn, and a new secretary, Mike Dobson. We also welcomed another trustee, Eilidh Kerr.


David Penn, who previously held the position of ArCaS secretary, said: “I am honoured to have been elected as chairperson by my fellow trustees and I wish to pay tribute to my predecessor, Douglas Johnston, who decided to retire after giving many years of leadership, direction and support to this unique island cancer charity.”


“Our board of trustees are all volunteers who give their time and experience freely to make sure that ArCaS uses its funds and resources wisely in supporting island people who are impacted by cancer in a variety of ways”, added David.


“I am excited to lead this much loved island charity as we move forward with confidence, drawing upon the wisdom of long-standing trustees and tapping into fresh ideas, energy and enthusiasm from new trustees”, David concluded.


In January, we featured in our prestigious local newspaper, the Arran Banner, which reported our new trustee appointments and our charity receiving a £2,000 donation from Clyde Crematorium.


In April, our secretary was quoted extensively in a BBC online article which looked at ferry issues affecting the island. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-60839586?fbclid=IwAR3AXFMVeJQ5MA9e4CSxoYdoTylxPnmP8dy_MC2mnRa-2jR0nNeOuHcYHgs


On the same theme, we also featured in The Times newspaper CalMac ferry chaos leads to missed cancer consultations | Scotland | The Times (this article may be behind a subscription panel).


In both articles, we highlighted our concern that cancer patients were being strongly impacted by the cancellation of ferries to and from the mainland.